Hoping, Wishing & Praying

I received an email this morning from Integrity Dolls with a host of beautiful dolls, but only two tempted me, along with just two of the many outfits. Now I am HOPING both dolls and both outfits will be available for me to purchase after the Convention is finished, and I'm PRAYING for some money to come rolling in so I can pay for them! :)

I've wanted a red haired Poppy Parker for such a long time and am WISHING she hadn't come along at a time when the coffers are depleted! GRRR!

The two outfits will fit in perfectly with the dolls I have already and if I have to choose between the dolls and the outfits, I will most likely buy the outfits, only because they will probably be less expensive to ship.

My IT dolls need accessories and I love the hat, shoes and sunglasses.

Photoshoot: Puppy and Truffles

What a lovely day . . . shall we go for a walk?

Perhaps I'll just pat you first.

You didn't have to push me over!

Can't you just play nicely?

Now where have you gone?

Oh there you are.

That's so naughty of you to hide from me.

Especially when it's nearly time for tea.

There's no need to be pushy!

Dolly said, if you're  a good puppy, you can have this big biscuit.
And so we end today's fun in the sun!

20 Years On

According to Wikipedia ~

"A ball-jointed doll is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. In contemporary usage when referring to modern dolls, and particularly when using the acronyms BJD or ABJD, it usually refers to modern Asian ball-jointed dolls. These are cast in polyurethane synthetic resin, a hard, dense plastic, and the parts strung together with a thick elastic. They are predominantly produced in Japan, South Korea and China. The BJD style has been described as both realistic and influenced by anime. They commonly range in size from about 60 centimetres (24 in) for the larger dolls, 40 cm (15.5 in) for the mini dolls, and all the way down to 10 cm (4 in) or so for the tiniest of the tiny BJDs. BJDs are primarily intended for adult collectors and customizers. They are made to be easy to customize, by painting, changing the eyes and wig, and so forth.

The modern BJD market began with Volks line of Super Dollfie in 1999. Super Dollfie and Dollfie are registe…

Photoshoot: Marina

This morning I spent a little more time with my pretty Marina and after dressing her and tying her hair hack with a ribbon, I thought it was time for a photoshoot ~

As you can see, her hair is absolutely gorgeous, it's very full with just the right amount of wave and a lovely sheen.

I still haven't done anything about her eyebrows, but I think Marina would make a wonderful Snow White given the right costuming.

She has the most beautiful face. When I look at her lips and the way they have been sculpted and painted, I think some of the BJD artists could learn something from her . . . there is absolutely no need for a black line to be painted across these lips!
Well that's it for today . . . hope your weekend is off to a good start too! Big hugs, X

Vidal Rogas Mari Dolls

I haven't spoken much about my 16" (41cm) Vidal Rogas Mari Dolls, which arrived with help of my dear friend Sharon, back in October, 2017. So I thought it was about time I did.
Their bodies are naturally proportioned and are made of hard vinyl. When they were new, they smelt of vanilla, but that has completely faded away now.
They are five way jointed and although their heads turn, they do not move up or down. This makes posing them difficult, but they are still stunning to look at. The dolls come complete with undies, socks and shoes, which allows them to stand unaided.

My Cierra has beautiful straight red hair and fixed green eyes, with some very faint freckles sprinked across her very petite nose.

Whilst my Marina has wavy black hair with blue eyes, which I find very striking. I'm not a real fan of their eyebrows, but that could be easily fixed. (The current dolls have different eyebrows.)

Both dolls have hand applied eyelashes, which are very long and may not be to e…

Balenciaga Exhibit

As you know my daughter and I planned to go to Bendigo to see the Balenciaga Exhibition, which we did. We drove up on Sunday, and spent a good deal of the afternoon looking around Bendigo's gardens at the beautiful tulip displays. Then Monday we went to the Art Center to see the fashions.

Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera as planned and asked my daughter to take photos with her phone. Normally they would have been pretty reasonable to show here, however the lighting in the Art Center was so poor this time round the photos were not that great and even editing didn't help. That was disappointing in itself, but as we wandered through the collection, we noticed ...

there were very few pieces by Balenciaga himself, and that disappointed me the most. Much of what we saw was inspired by him, but produced by his contemporaries. What did impress me however, was the dress on the top right . . . look closely and you'll see it's inside out . . . the workmanship and finish…

Disney Animator Princesses To Go!

After going crazy sometime back and collecting a whole range of Disney Animator Dolls, I have decided to let them all go to new homes.

I have since spent quite a bit of money re-dressing them all in their new outfits, the yarn I used is in proportion to the size of the doll and both knitting and sewing took many hours of work.  Outfits with three or four pieces sell on Etsy anywhere between $30-100 depending on the quality, so I feel the price I am asking is quite reasonable.

The shoes were certainly not cheap either, the sneakers were around $25 (plus $9 postage) and the little hand made flats were around $20 (plus $10 postage) if you click on the link you will see them both still available on Etsy.

As I intended keep these dolls and simply re-dress them, I discarded their original boxes, so if you should purchase one, please be assured that although it doesn't have it's original box, it will still be shipped securely packed, via Australia Post International with tracking inc…